1993-03-29 - a blackmail opportunity

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From: Eli Brandt <ebrandt@jarthur.Claremont.EDU>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1993-03-29 00:17:30 UTC
Raw Date: Sun, 28 Mar 93 16:17:30 PST

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From: Eli Brandt <ebrandt@jarthur.Claremont.EDU>
Date: Sun, 28 Mar 93 16:17:30 PST
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: a blackmail opportunity
Message-ID: <9303290017.AA05745@toad.com>
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While writing some appropriate paranoia for a canned response to
remailer info requests, I realized that running a remailer is a
perfect prelude to blackmail.  An unscrupulous person running a
remailer can obviously keep records of truenames, along with
messages that their senders do not want associated with them.
Making use of this information could involve a scenario to the
crypto-extortion previously discussed, but blackmail would be far
more believable than anonymous threats.  Alternatively, the
blackmailer could be low-tech and resort to present techniques.

Always encrypting helps with mail, but not with news.

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